2013 Scholar

Emily E. Allen
Arizona State University

Emily E. Allen
Emily Allen is a junior and dual major in sustainability and English literature at Arizona State University. Emily found her passion for municipal water management when she interned for the city of Mesa in her sophomore year. There, she began to understand the complexities of balancing urban development with sustainable water usage in Arizona. Emily plans to defend water resources against rapid development in the Phoenix area by earning a law degree and working with municipalities. Her undergraduate thesis examines changing water usage in Phoenix in the past forty years. In her free time, Emily enjoys writing short stories and taking long bike rides around her city's natural parks.

How can you describe a weekend of student leaders from across the U.S. with an intense passion to change the world? The Orientation was a phenomenal experience to meet and build connections that I'm sure will last a lifetime.

Emily Bacha, 2009 Udall Scholar



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